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Grande Prairie Website Seeks Stories from Across Treaty 8 for 'Community Blog'

Authored by: Andrea Deleeuw

March 19, 2020



Are you from Treaty 8 and/or currently residing in Treaty 8? Do you have a story bubbling inside you that you think the world needs to hear? If so, T8GP.com invites you to share your story on the T8GP Community Blog.


T8GP started in 2019 as a way to educate on Indigenous topics, while also providing a space for community members to share stories and connect. On the T8GP Facebook page and T8GP Instagram page, followers can also find information about local initiatives, programs, and events. If you haven't guessed it, T8GP is an acronym for Treaty 8, Grande Prairie.


In these trying times, the T8GP Community Blog aims to harness the good side of social media and web technology to continue sharing, supporting, and connecting with one another. Stories truly are good medicine.


In the words of the late, great Richard Wagamese:


“All that we are is story. From the moment we are born to the time we continue on our spirit journey, we are involved in the creation of the story of our time here. It is what we arrive with. It is all we leave behind. We are not the things we accumulate. We are not the things we deem important. We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we’re here; you, me, us, together. When we can do that and we take the time to share those stories with each other, we get bigger inside, we see each other, we recognize our kinship – we change the world, one story at a time…”

Richard Wagamese


If you have a story inside you to share, now is the time to put pen to paper -or fingers to keyboards- and submit your story to T8GP.com. The world is waiting to hear your story.


Topic Ideas Include:

-Hunting/Trapping Stories

-Stories about Traditional Teachings

-Stories about or from your grandparents

-Traditional recipes

-Legends passed down

-Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK)

-Original fiction

-Poetry

-Youth perspectives

-Elder perspectives

-Stories about your mentors/heros

-Indigenous Parenting

-Your area of expertise

-Opinion columns

-Life lessons

-Stories to encourage, uplift, and inspire

-Or anything else that you want...there is no story too big or too small!


Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Depending on submission rate, it may not be possible to feature every story submitted.


In an effort to amplify localized stories and voices, we ask that blog contributors are either from Treaty 8 or currently residing in Treaty 8. See map below for Treaty 8 boundaries. Thank you in advance for your support.



How to Submit


To submit your story, simply send an email to admin@T8GP.com. Please include your name, contact information, home community, and cultural background.



How to Show Your Support


Your support is appreciated! Sign up for the T8GP mailing list by subscribing to the website on the homepage. You can also follow along on social media at the handles below.


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